The Actor And The Camera (Intro To On-Camera Acting)

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Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

This eight week program teaches how to achieve and respond with believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains that the key to a succesful performance lies in how the actors relate to one another and to their circumstances. On-camera time throughout the workshop - along with readings, exercises, and discussions - gives actors an accessible resource for practicing the outlined principles and mastering their craft. 

Throughout this course, we will cover the concepts of: Slating, Key Lighting, Hitting Your Marks, The Audition, Cold Reading, Camera Vs. Stage, Playing Natural, Discovering Your Moment Before, Exploring A Variety of Camera Shots. 

Our On-Camera workshops are designed for actors with various levels of previous training and experience. 

To ensure the health and safety of our students during the Covid-19 pandemic, space in this program is limited to no more than six participants. Make the decision to be serious about your career and book a spot for yourself before the workshop is full!

(The class fee includes a $25 dollar new student registration fee and a $15 dollar student workbook.)

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All ages welcome

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The Chicago Actors Studio is a well-established and recommended, reputable acting training institution with roots going as far back as 1946 when famous acting training coach and performing arts icon, Ted Liss, decided to share his masterful skills of turning ordinary everyday individuals into top known professional actors of stage, screen and television. We offer audition workshops, monologue and cold reading, accent reduction classes in our cozy studio.

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